Definition of Tithonia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays.

Exact synonyms: Mexican Sunflower
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Tithonia



Definition of Tithonia

1. a tall herb [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tithonia

tith
tithable
tithe
tithe barn
tithed
tither
tithers
tithes
tithing
tithingman
tithingmen
tithings
tithly
tithonia (current term)
tithonias
tithonic
tithonicity
tithonographic
tithonometer
tithonometers
tithymal
tithymals
titi
titi family
titi monkey
titians
titillate
titillated

Literary usage of Tithonia

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1. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the East African Highlands by J. Pender, Frank Place, S. Ehui (2006)
"Profitability was higher if tithonia was collected from existing niches (to reduce ... Because the tithonia gave higher net economic returns than equivalent ..."

2. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"The seeds of tithonia are besides very long, and crowned with four or five paleas only. The seeds of this very ornamental plant • In the ..."

3. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"tithonia tuba; for in is Cass. Herb 18 inches high, common on open grounds near Izamal, July to March (489, 518.) TRIDAX PROCUMBENS Linn. ..."

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